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Posted On: 06/20/18 10:26 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Darrius Hughes, one of the state’s premier players in the 2019 class, is drawing significant college interest after a standout junior season.
A strong, athletic 6’5 forward, Hughes helped Rockhurst advance to the Missouri Class 5 Final Four last year, averaging 12 points per game.
“I would describe my game as dynamic,” Hughes said. “I can guard multiple positions and play multiple positions. I am good at attacking the basket and getting fouled but I am also capable of knocking down threes. My strength can also be used well in post up situations.
“My junior season was the best one yet, as a team we really matured from sophomore year and we turned around our programs reputation and had a winning record. We were big on playing team ball and in that system.”
Hughes has since followed with a strong spring competing for KC Team Rush. He drew his first offer from Abilene Christian, an NCAA Division I team located in Abilene, Texas, and has drawn interest from several other programs.
“Team Rush has been a great experience,” Hughes said. “I have made many new friendships, and good memories. Most of all we had a good spring in which we won the majority of our games. Coming into July i’m looking to continue the level of play that I have displayed throughout June and pick up some more offers.”
Hughes says he is focused on improving his outside shooting, including his 3-point stroke and becoming more consistent, working on a mid-range and pull-up jumper as well as finishing with both hands through contact.